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Alright listen here, kids

Rags as ghetto bandages. Tearing some clothing items (where it makes sense) into rags to use as ghetto bandages. Basic stuff, think about it. You won't die or bleed out from papercuts anymore. Isn't that great. Discuss, please.

Credit for suggesting this goes to the kitchen waifu gang.

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Using rags from vendors (and torn clothes, I guess) could have a higher rate of infection than gauze, and only work to stop the bleed without starting the healing process. Stops you from bleeding out in the short run, but you'd still need proper medical attention afterwards.

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I just realized how awful of an idea making the bar and kitchen a source of consumable bandages would be, they'd get stolen even faster than the forks and cups. Maybe do it so you target the bleeding area with a help intent and after a short delay (1-2 seconds) a message rattles off saying "(Person) applies pressure with the rag". This'd temporarily pause or majorly slow the bleeding on yourself or whoever you're helping while bloodying the rag and your hands. If you click again, change hands, or move too far away from them you'll stop. It'd be neat to extend it to towels as well.

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Agree, duct tape is even ghetto-ier. Hell yeah, I'm in.

 

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That's not a bad point. You'd probably also see people snagging wirecutters and turning every bedsheet on the station into a bandage stash. 

While I partially agree that this could be abused I have to say: Most things can, if you want and there will always people that will do this. You can easily make spears and makeshift weapons with the tools in the public tool storage, too, if you want. Just an example. If people do this without reason just to powergame - then there are rules against that. I am not against tweaking this suggestion. You could also make it that the longer you wear such a rag as a bandage without getting proper gauze or medical treatment in general the infection rate gets higher over time. All food for tought.

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If the rag is used strictly as a stop-bleeding mechanic and not a boost in healing, it would make sense. Any sort of rag would also carry a good infection chance. (Perhaps adding some alcohol disinfects the rag? Now I'm thinking like a zombie survival game damn it.)

 

Our rags really wouldn't be able to "stick" on their own. You know, like bandaids do. Really, I think Jo's execution is best. Have it be an active, hold-against-the-wound treatment. You can do it yourself, or, if you cannot, a person can do it for you. It would be nice for medical to show up and see the bleeding has been staunched by a good samaritan, but also still have to do their job.

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While I partially agree that this could be abused I have to say: Most things can, if you want and there will always people that will do this. You can easily make spears and makeshift weapons with the tools in the public tool storage, too, if you want. Just an example. If people do this without reason just to powergame - then there are rules against that. I am not against tweaking this suggestion. You could also make it that the longer you wear such a rag as a bandage without getting proper gauze or medical treatment in general the infection rate gets higher over time. All food for tought.

I agree. It's something to be aware of, is all. 

I believe the points Jo and Conspiir put out are excellent tweaks to the original idea.

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Neat idea but I'm not sure how you could have it apply to the sprites (of the torn clothing) easily. As other have pointed out, having alcohol applied to it removing infection chance would be nice, as well as having infection chance entirely negated if ointment (or the herbal/advanced variants of ointment) are applied to the wound as well (this being to any potential additional infection chance from using the rag, since ointment and variants already prevent infection when applied to normal wounds).

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